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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson is a NPR foreign correspondent based in Cairo.
The newly founded Egyptian news channel 25TV broadcasts online at 25online.tv. In this image from a show called Hashtag, the host discusses the Twitter hashtag #FreeTarekShalaby, which began after Shalaby, an Egyptian activist, was arrested during protests outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo. He was later released.
Saudi Arabia's oil wealth has contributed to its rapid economic growth and a reputation of extravagance. But the government and Saudi society are reluctant to acknowledge poverty in the kingdom.
A Saudi woman crosses in front of several automobiles in a marketplace on Sept. 16, 1990, in Dammam. Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive, have little say in matters of marriage and divorce, and cannot travel without a letter of permission from their male guardian.
Christian landlord Ayman Dimitry, shown with his 5-year-old daughter, Juliena, says his ear was cut off by men who accused him of renting an apartment to Muslim prostitutes.
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Women chant slogans and wave the Egyptian flag during a rally March 11 to support national unity of Muslims and Christians in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focal point of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak.